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Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an investigative and immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes and other unexplained phenomena - have no ending.


The Dupont de Ligonnès Affair

“He’s vain, proud. He doesn’t want to lose face. He doesn’t want his children to find out he’s got no money, that he’s ruined.”

On 7 April 2011, the patriarch of the aristocratic Dupont de Ligonnès family, Xavier, packed up his car with several large bags and set off for parts unknown. His home in Nantes, France - where he lived with his wife and four children - would remain still and quiet for days after.

Eventually, police were called to check in on the home, after a series of mysterious letters and emails were received by the family's loved ones and acquaintances. Days later, a heinous discovery would be made on the family's property, but by then, Xavier was long gone...

Episode written & researched by Olivia Paradice

Episode hosted & produced by Micheal Whelan

Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music

Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves

Producers: Roberta Janson, Sara Moscaritolo, Travis Scsepko, Ben Krokum, Quil Carter, Jo Wong, Laura Hannan, Steven Wilson, Damion Moore, Scott Meesey, Scott Patzold, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Patrick Laakso, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Denise Grogan, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Sally Ranford, James Herington, Jacinda Class, Stephanie Joyner, Rebecca O'Sullivan, James Weis, Kevin McCracken, Brooke Bullek, Shane Robinson, Lauren Nicole, Stacey Houser, and Sara Rosario

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